In our afternoon reading: new writing by Casey Plett, an interview with John Wray, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Chloe N. Clark’s collection, a playlist from Casey Plett, and more.
Hi. We heard you liked books! We like books, too. We have some we’d like to recommend. All of them are newly out this month. We know, right? What a coincidence! Some new fiction from old friends, some experimental books by writers we’re meeting for the first time. It’s shaping up to be a banner year for books, and our April recommendations are keeping that theme going.
In our afternoon reading: inside the work of LittlePuss Press, Maris Kreizman on the year in books, and more.
Morning Bites: Eric LaRocca Interviewed, Casey Plett’s Recommendations, Vladimir Sorokin Fiction, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Eric LaRocca, book recommendations from Casey Plett, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Casey Plett, nonfiction by Eileen Myles, and more.
Visceral Mythology and Transformational Songs: A Conversation With Jeanne Thornton and Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco’s collection Transmutation abounds with moments of intimate revelation and transforming bodies. Jeanne Thornton’s novel Summer Fun draws inspiration from a legendary rock band and takes it to a wholly unexpected place. Both books are among the best I’ve read this year, and I chatted with both authors over Zoom one summer evening. The conversation covered a wide range of subjects — from pandemic coping mechanisms to the music of Tom Waits — and an edited version follows.